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Abstract #1690

Magnetic Resonance Rheology of the human brain

Sebastian Theilenberg 1 , Jakob Bindl 1 , Anna-Lisa Kofahl 1 , Deniz Ulucay 1 , Judith Wild 1 , Alexandra Vohlen 1 , Sylvia Napiletzki 1 , Jrgen Finsterbusch 2 , Bernd Weber 3 , Carsten Urbach 1 , and Karl Maier 1

1 HISKP, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 2 University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, 3 Life & Brain GmbH, Bonn, Germany

Magnetic Resonance Rheology is a novel method to image the viscoelastic properties of tissue in vivo using MRI phase images. By introducing a free fall over a small height the steady state of the brain tissue is disturbed, causing the tissue to move relative to the cranial bone. The exact trajectory of this motion is dependent on the local viscoelastic properties. Measuring these using a motion sensitive single-shot EPI sequence synchronized to the free fall creates a phase contrast. By varying the point in time of measurement the whole trajectory can be investigated.

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